Welcome in to my review of the Redington Vice fly rod.
The Vice is one of the better budget rods you can get if you are into fly fishing, but aren’t likely to buy a Sage X.
While I do enjoy this fly rod a lot, there are also some downfalls.
Let’s dive into it.
Redington Vice Fly Rod Review
If you are new to fly fishing, Redington is well know for their quality rods for beginner prices.
The Vice falls into that category.
It isn’t the newest rod that you can get (if you’re reading this in 2020.) But it’s extremely powerful.
Power, power, accuracy.
These are the two biggest advantages of the Vice rod. It can send larger flies and nymphs a long distance with decent accuracy.
Expect to be reaching out past 50 feet easily with no troubles of getting out to 70.
Another key reason why this fly rod is a steal in it’s price range is the quality. Like most rods it’s built of graphite, but it’s quite strong.
At least in my experience it’s been very durable.
I’ve definitely used and purchased better looking rods than this one, but it’s not bad. It’s a standard black rod with nothing fancy implemented on it.
Just a go getter type rod.
The biggest issue that you will find with this rod is that it’s not super easy to control as a beginner fly fisherman.
Because it’s so stiff in the mid section, it’s only smooth to cast if you know how to cast.
If you aren’t sure how to cast a fly rod, well – you’re going to have struggles with this rod. Or any other fast action fly rod for that matter.
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If you know what you’re doing this rod has supreme benefits though.
The price is right, it’s durable and also very accurate. You get the best in all worlds with this one.
Thanks for reading and good luck!